LOVE THIS PRODUCT. I have struggled with acne prone skin & acne scars for a long time. Used a lot of different products. This finally did it. I have no more acne, I've had only one zit in about 2 months. My scars have gone away so much. It makes my skin feel very clean & fresh. It smells like mint, & it has lasted a LONG time. The only bad thing is that I've only found this at Walmart, I really hope they don't stop selling it.
I have struggled with acne for a long time and tried everything under the sun. This puppy is the only thing that has helped. Leaves my skin feeling clean and has made a huge difference in my skin. I love to use just a tiny bit as an over night treatment.
Bottom line, love it and it works
I had a hard time deciding how to review this cleanser. Based off of the other reviews, I have no doubt that it is effective at what it is advertised to do, *as long as* your skin can tolerate it. My skin was not able to.
I have very tiny bumps across the bridge of my nose (possibly very small closed comedones). I was hoping that a good cleanser with salicylic acid would help clear them up with consistent use, but it seems as though my skin type is too dry to handle this product. It left my skin feeling extremely tight and I started developing pimples, two signs that my skin's natural moisture barrier had been stripped away by using a product that was too drying. However, I have very dry skin, and many products dry it out, so if your skin isn't moderately-to-severely dry, then you may have a better experience with this cleanser.
Recently I had a terrible acne break out. My skin is oily, sensitive and acne prone and seeing as I never had acne as a teen, this was very new to me as an adult. I tried Neutrogena Acne Stress Control and although my skin felt clean, it did nothing for my acne break out or controlling oily skin. After reading several great reviews, I decided to try the cleanser. It had worked great! My oil t-zone is no longer there and the acne has fine down quite a bit. I've only been using it for about two weeks. I am considering trying the Acnedote astringent although the Hawaiian Hibiscus Facial Toner works for fabulously for me. I'm going to keep using this to make sure it works perfectly for me. So far, I'm very satisfied!
I love this cleanser. I use it morning and night, and use the matching scrub every other day. The cleanser isn't too drying, and my skin feels refreshed and clean after drying. Controls my acne, and I love that the brand doesn't test on animals and is free of sulphates and fragrances. I recommend!!!
I love the matching scrub too so I was very happy that I ended up liking this as well. It is very liquidy so I apply a bit to my exfoliating facial pad from Earth Therapeutics and work it in my skin, concentrating on my acne prone areas (Forehead and chin for me). It leaves my skin feeling clean but not stripped. Removes my foundation and sunscreen without any irritation and has a lovely minty herbal smell. I have oily but sensitive skin so it is challenging to find a face wash that works for the long term. So far I think I am close to calling this my HG, but I want to see how it works until the end of summer before I make an official declaration. It really keeps acne and congestion at bay and doesn't leave any residue. It retails for about $9.99 but I think it is worth a shot. I'm considering trying the matching moisturizer next.
I should say this is a must have for people with acne prone skin. I bought this together with the toner,moisturizer and spot treatment. This really makes my face clean and i really love the peppermint scent that also makes my skin feel refreshed. I think in order for this product to have a positive effect on your face is to buy the whole set. I should say this, together with the acnedote products really helped me in clearing my face from acne. Im on my 1st week of usage already and as early as now I am seeing positive changes. My small pimples flattened and the cystic ones are now drying up. i am also experiencing micro peeling, due to the salicylic acid on it. Thats why im also using Arca Cia organic argan oil to moisturize those dry spots.
I will definitely stick to this facial wash together with the other acnedote products.
I'm 17 with very oily skin. My acne is hormonal and only in my t-zone. I also have occasional cystic acne on my forehead and chin. I feel like this stuff didn't do much for me. It kept my face feel clean but that's about it. I saw no difference in my acne. I paid about $10 for this at target and I'm just trying to use it up so I can try something new.
I have used this cleanser on & off as well as the scrub for a couple of years. This cleanser definitely has helped keep my acne at bay, and I find myself going back to it when I have problems. I love the fact that it contains natural ingredients with real acne fighting medicine. The only odd thing about this cleanser is the texture - it is VERY viscuous (liquidy). It comes out very fast & you kind of have to use it with some kind of applicator (washcloth, brush, etc). The bottle could be designed better so that either it is a squeeze bottle or a similar bottle with a very small opening/dispenser. The bottle design is definitely not enough to sway me from buying it again because it works. Also, I think the fragrance is just fine - some may call it medicinal, I would call it herb-y. Anyway, it's momentary - it doesn't last. Like I said, I also love the scrub (I use it on my shoulders and chest as well), and the toner is really nice too. The products are nicely priced (I get good deals at Target), especially if you compare them to the bad-for-your-skin chemically products from the marketing giants Neutrogena/Clearasil/Stridex. I definitely recommend the Acnedote line.
This stuff is awesome! Since turning 30, I started getting red itchy bumps on my forehead and got really oily. I started using this and it's been about 3 weeks since I started using, my skin is almost 100% clear and no more itchy red bumps. The oil production has gone down a lot also. It may not be for everyone, but it has been working great for me!